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Critical Care Nursing (Adult) Certification Examination Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Critical Care Nursing (Adult) Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the critical care nursing (adult) certification examination.


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2006). Core curricululm for critical care nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier. (ISBN 978145575509)

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2017). D. L. Wiegand (ED.). AACN Procedure manual for high acuity, progressive, and critical care (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. (ISBN 978-0-323-36662-4)

American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington: American Educational Research Association.

American Heart Association. (2016). Advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS). Provider manual. Dallax, TX: Author. (ISBN 978-1-61669-010-6)

Baird, M. S., & Bethel, S. (2011). Manual of critical care nursing (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives, handbook I: The cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company Inc. (ISBN 978-0-5822-8010-6)

Brown, F. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

American Heart Association. (2005). International consensus on CPR and ECC science with treatment recommendations. Retrieved Aug 6, 2008, from http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/112/22_suppl/III-55.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2007). Prevent central ine infections. Retrived from : http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Topic/Pages/Central-Line-Infections-(CLI).aspx.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2009). Adult VAP Getting Started Kit, http://www.saferhealthcarenow.ca/EN/Interventions/VAP/Pages/gsk.aspx.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2017). Safer health care now. VTE prophylaxis. Getting started. Edmonton, AB: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2015). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2014). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Carpenito-Moyet, L. J. (2008). Nursing diagnosis Application to clinical practice (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolter Kluwer Health. (ISBN 13-78-0-17817-6986-0)

Clement, S., Braithwaite, S. S., Magee, M. F., Ahmann, A., Smith, E. P., Schafer, R. G., & Hirsch, I. B. (2004). Management of diabetes and hyperglycemia in hospitals. Diabetes Care, 27(2), pp. 553-591.

Crawford, M. H. (Ed.). (2003). Current diagnosis and treatment in cardiology (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. (ISBN 978-0838514733)

Dennison, R. D. (2013). PASS CCRN! (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Diepenbrock, N. H. (2008). Quick reference to critical care: Evaluation and treatment of common cardiovascular disorders (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 9781416405450)

Gonce, M. P., Fontaine, D. K., Hudak, C. M., & Gallo, B. M. (2005). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. (2015). Handbook of emergency cardiovascular care for healthcare providers. Dallas, TX: Laerdal Medical Canada. (ISBN 978-1616693978)

Hickey, J. V. (2014). The clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (978-1-4511-7267-6)

Josephson, L. (2004). Management of increased intracranial pressure. Dimension of Critical Care Nursing, 23(5), p. 201.

Karsh, A. M. (2007). 2008 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 13-978-0781-177-874-9)

Lehne, R. (2010). Pharmacology for nursing care (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier. (ISBN 978-1-4160-6249-3)

Lewis, S. L., McLean Heitkemper, M., Graber, O'Brien, P., Ruff Dirksen, S., & Bucher, L. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (2nd Cdn. ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Canada. (ISBN 978-1-897-42201-4)

Lynn-McHale Wiegand, D. J., & Carlson, K. K. (Eds.). (2005). AACN Procedure manual for critical care (5th ed). Philadelphia: Elsevier. (ISBN 0-7216-0452-8)

Marieb, E. N., & Hoehn, K. N. (2007). Human anatomy and physiology (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, Benjamin Cummings.

Marino, P. L. (2014). The ICU Book (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health. (ISBN 978-1451121186)

Marrini, J., & Wheeler, A. (2006). Critical care medicine: The essentials (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 978-0-7817-3916-0)

Matzo, M., & Witt Sherman, D. (EDs). (2015). Palliative care nursing: Quality care to the end of life (4th ed.). Danvers, MA: Springer Publiching Company. (ISBN 978-0-8261-9635-4)

McQuillan, K. A., Makic, M. B. F., & Whalen, E. (2009). Trauma nursing: From resuscitation through rehabilitation. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.(ISBN 978-14160377729)

Morton, P. G., & D. K. Fontaine. (2009). Critical care nursing: a holistic approach (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 9781605475189)

Parsons, P. E., & Wiener-Kronish, J. P. (2003). Critical care secrets (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc. (9781560535072)

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry., A. Ross. (2009). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (4th ed.). J. C. Ross-Kerr & M. J. Woods, Eds). Toronto: Elsevier. (ISBN 978-07796-9993-3)

Smeltzer, S. C., & Bare, B. G. (2004). Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical surgical nursing (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (978-0323328524)

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2008). Priorities in critical care nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2006). Thelan's critical care nursing diagnosis and management (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc. (ISBN 0-323-03248-6)

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2018). Critical care nursing diagnosis and management (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. (978-0-323-44752-2)

Woods, S. L., Froelicher, E. S. S., Motzer, S. U., & Bridges, E. J. (2005). Cardiac nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 9780781747189)


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